Today I learned....

Deebo

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Often we learn little things. Often they are even quite interesting. Post them here!

For example, I just learned that Lego don't make military sets, because the creator of Lego felt very strongly that he didn't want his toys to make war seem like something fun for children.

If you learn little things, add them to our collective pool of forum knowledge. :good

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But, what about all the Star Wars Lego stuff? Guns, warships, light sabers? Maybe as long as it's fictional murder, death and killing it's okay.

Lego had the freaking "Death Star" with the enhanced beam of death for christs sake.

 
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Today I learned Dolphins are the stoners of the ocean, they pass around puffer fish like a joint as the toxins of the puffer fish gets them high.

https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/dolphins-deliberately-get-high-on-puffer-fish-nerve-toxins-by-carefully-chewing-and-passing-them-9030126.html

This is actually pretty important. To a appreciate an altered state of consciousness, you have to be conscious to begin with. If you’ve figured out how to precisely manipulate a puffer fish, it shows awareness of self. It’s totally different from a lab rat eating cocaine until it dies.
 
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kf3

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This is actually pretty important. To a appreciate an altered state of consciousness, you have to be conscious to begin with. If you’ve figured out how to precisely manipulate a puffer fish, it shows self awareness of self. It’s totally different from a lab rat eating cocaine until it dies.
i heard the lab rat thing isn't real.

if you put a rat in an empty cage he will choose the cracksweet every time, but if you put rats is a group with toys n shit they are happy and only get moderatley fucked up and do other things too.
 
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This is actually pretty important. To a appreciate an altered state of consciousness, you have to be conscious to begin with. If you’ve figured out how to precisely manipulate a puffer fish, it shows awareness of self. It’s totally different from a lab rat eating cocaine until it dies.
Agreed, elephants also like to get drunk on fermented fruit. Seems those with higher states of consciousness look to explore an altered consciousness, which indeed must be linked to self awareness.
 

kf3

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Agreed, elephants also like to get drunk on fermented fruit. Seems those with higher states of consciousness look to explore an altered consciousness, which indeed must be linked to self awareness.
is nice idea but lists of animals that get drunk don't correlate with consciousness/intelligence very well.
 
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During the Bronze Age, there was a roving group of people called the Sea Peoples, whom little is known about, other than that they arrived on boats and destroyed and looted Mediterranean cities. The Egyptiana were able to fight them off, but they did enough damage to other civilizations to basically play a role in setting back mankind.
I came across this a few weeks back. Apparently they are responsible for the collapse of the Minoan civilization but nobody is sure who these Sea people's were or where they came from.

Fascinating to think about.
 
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I came across this a few weeks back. Apparently they are responsible for the collapse of the Minoan civilization but nobody is sure who these Sea people's were or where they came from.

Fascinating to think about.
Fall of Civilization podcast?
 
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You don't need to save a life or defend the weak in 2019.

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You simply need to come out as gay and catch AIDS to be a true hero.
 

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Today I learned that one day while filming Survivor season 13, two contestants (Shane and Aras) found a 1 kilo brick of cocaine washed up on the beach.

Apparently Aras wanted to hand it straight in to production, but Shane:



tried to hide it in the jungle so he and his allies could take a bump before challenges. :lol:

Apparently production confiscated it. Also it is rumoured that this is the reason Shane was never invited back to play again, even though he was a fan favourite player and tremendously entertaining personality.

So there you go. Two Survivor contestants found a kilo of coke washed up on the beach, and one of them wanted to hoard it. :lol:

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